Thursday, March 14, 2013

Periscope UP and OUT

Big Hair Affair for a Cause in the Rock
The first ever "Hair Affair" event scheduled for March 22 at the Terry House Mansion, 411 East 11th Street from 6-11 pm. According to organizers will serve as a duel fundraising event for The Living Affected Corporation and the continuing fundraising effort for the Lucie's Place concept that will address LGBTQ youth issues.  

A full evening of fashion, vendors, networking and spotlights on the "Big Hair" trend that's being seen on runways from NYC to Milan. Local stylist will offer tips and tricks of the trade, meanwhile clothes designers will be offering their latest looks for spring or fall. Local show host Dominique Sanchez and Zia D'Yor are scheduled as MC's and a host of other notables will be parading their "biggest and baddest" hair concoctions. It promises to be a night to be remembered. Tickets are still are available for purchase at levels of $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Check out this link to get tickets on line:  For more info on LA Corp check out their website at  Get those tickets before they are all gone, its a don't miss event.

Black gay men wanted for survey

The National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition (NBGMAC) wants to increase its knowledge about how Black gay men communicate. To do so, the organization has launched a survey to gauge how Black gay, bisexual and same-gender loving men use the Internet for communication purposes and to get health policy and advocacy information. If you are a Black gay, bisexual or same-gender loving man, the NBGMAC asks that you please take a moment to complete the brief survey and share with your networks. If not, please share the message with colleagues, friends or family members who are. To complete the survey, click here.

Join Me to Kick Off a Mass Movement Against Gun Violence From Your Living Room on Saturday, March 23rd

The response to my Newtown letter this week has been overwhelming. It is so very clear to everyone that the majority of Americans have had it with how we as a country have recklessly allowed the NRA and the gun manufacturers to get away, literally, with murder.

That, right now, is going to come to an end.

The "tipping point" against the gun madness has taken place because of the tragic slaughter of 20 little children in Connecticut. This time, the shock and horror didn't subside after a few weeks, as it did after the 30+ massacres since Columbine. This time we haven't been able to shake it from our collective consciousness. This time – and the NRA knows this – this time we the people aren't going to quiet down. We are demanding real action.

In the past few days, a number of people and grassroots groups have suggested to me that we do something to use 'Bowling for Columbine to rally thousands – millions – to come together and kick-off a massive spring action to get gun control laws passed. I love this idea and I have agreed to participate in helping to launch it.

So, next Saturday, March the 23rd, on the 10th anniversary of the evening that 'Bowling for Columbine' won the Academy Award, is sponsoring a screening with me in New York City and other groups are joining together to ask you and thousands of others to host a nationwide gathering in your homes where you invite friends and neighbors to come over and watch the movie together – and then, afterward, I will join you LIVE, via the Web, in your living rooms to talk to you, take your questions/suggestions and decide what we are all going to do.

I am asking the nearly five million of you who receive this email, plus my 1.5 million followers on Twitter and my nearly 800,000 Facebook friends, to set aside next Saturday night, March 23rd, and invite people over to your home to watch my movie and have a talk with me and others who will lead this mass movement for gun control action.

Over the next few days I will send you more details, but I just wanted to get the word out today, after so many thousands of you have written me via email and Twitter, and ask you to hold the date for next Saturday and start to get the word around to your friends and family. I'll let you know the easiest ways to get a copy of the film for free or nearly free so you can show it in your living rooms. And I'll let you know how to "beam me in" when the movie is over. By the end of that night, my hope is that we will have a peaceful but fierce army of millions making their voices heard to those who represent us on Capitol Hill. We will, instantly, vastly outnumber the NRA and the gun lobby.

And for the sake of our children and the future of this great country, we will win.

Let everyone know – next Saturday, March 23rd, we're all getting together to watch 'Bowling for Columbine' in thousands of "house parties" across America, and I will be there with you, thanks to the wonders of 21st century technology. 


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